What will the apprentice be doing?
The Light Vehicle Service Technician role varies slightly by the employer, based upon the specific needs within the location. The below explanation is, therefore, a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.
Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair light vehicles such as cars up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features. The duties of a Light Vehicle Service Technician may include:
- Servicing vehicles - carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines
- Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
- Advising the Service Receptionists about required repairs
- Producing time estimates
- Maintaining repair and service records
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our Dealer Network. We're looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential and grow with an ambitious employer.
The Programme lasts for at least 36 months, and you'll achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) apprenticeship standard.
Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation.
We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in maths and English.
All of our Apprentices are employed through the Dealer Network and attend week-long block training at our state-of-the-art Training Centre in Coventry.
Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced Coaches as well as Virtual Classroom sessions and E-Learning modules.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our Dealer Network. We're looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential, and grow with an ambitious employer.
There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding Dealer Network. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focused on achieving an industry-recognised qualification that's recognised across the Motor Industry.
This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential